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Just the facts: A memoir written in essays, being black and queer.
A must read for all queer, black people… and everyone else for that matter. – Kinzie Things
My thoughts bit: This is a remarkable memoir by George M. Johnson. Amongst other things, he is an award-winning journalist and activist.
This book is an absolute must for queer black kids. Johnson captures his life on the page with authenticity and candor. Some of his memories are so vivid it’s remarkable… and frightening. He’s faced some incredible challenges and triumphs.
The book isn’t so much a traditional memoir as it is a collection of snapshots in the form of essays. Johnson covers so many topics in the book: being a young black. man, being queer, being queer and black, having his teeth kicked in as a child, toxic masculinity, the list goes on.
This is an extremely important voice and I feel privileged to have read these words.
I received an ARC of All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson from Macmillan via Edelweiss in exchange for an unbiased review.